Safeguarding Kickboxing With NSPCC


The BKC is currently working alongside the NSPCC to help stop child abuse within our sport. If you would like to discuss any issues or concerns please contact our Chief Safeguarding Officer Klaire Heap on: 07425140490 or Email You can also¬†contact the NSPCC’s Whistleblowing Advice Line directly on 0800 028 0285 or Email The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how…


Women’s Sports Week


Forget Ladies Night, this 3rd-9th October is Women’s Sports WEEK! After another fantastic Olympic and Paralympic Games for Team GB in Rio, our friends over at the WomensSportsNetwork (WSN) are helping to promote a week dedicated to getting more women involved in sport all around the UK. Clubs can get involved by promoting their¬†#FemaleFriendly classes on the WSN’s ActiveMapX, a free service provided in partnership with SofaDodger that helps women…


Presenting Our Second Kitemark Club


A massive congratulations from all of us at the BKC to Andy Crittenden and the ACMAC Team for their completion of the BKC Kickboxing Kitemark Accreditation process. They have become the second full-time centre in the UK to meet the standards set by the BKC and were awarded their certificate earlier this week by BKC Standards Board Representatives, Klaire Heap and Gary Spencer. We are proud to be the 2nd…


The Black Knight Always Triumphs


Allan Clarkin, founder of Black Knights Kickboxing and Burnley CombatSombo, received a welcome surprise when he attended the Burnley Community Sports Awards 2015, with the help of Olympian Tessa Sanderson. Here’s what happened: “I received a letter to say I had been short listed for Sports Coach of the year. On the night, the awards were being handed out and the one I had been short listed for went to…